Prenatal Chiropractic Care

During pregnancy, a woman’s body undergoes numerous physiological and hormonal changes in preparation for the birth.

Revolution Chiropractic - Dr Mark Illguth - Chiropractic Services - Prenatal Chiropractic Care

Prenatal Chiropractic Care

During pregnancy, a woman’s body undergoes numerous physiological and hormonal changes in preparation for the birth.

Revolution Chiropractic - Dr Mark Illguth - Chiropractic Services - Prenatal Chiropractic Care

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Prenatal Chiropractic Care

During pregnancy, a woman’s body undergoes numerous physiological and hormonal changes in preparation for the growing baby and upcoming birth. As your baby develops, the additional weight and protrusion of your abdomen can increase and therefore alter your spinal curve, which gradually results in spinal misalignment and discomfort. Postural and pelvic changes can also result in limited mobility and intrauterine constraint, both of which may be alleviated by structural chiropractic care.

At Revolution Chiropractic, Dr. Mark Illguth’s goal is to restore normal spinal alignment, improve pelvic balance and increase range of motion to alleviate discomfort and prepare you for a smooth birth. Prenatal chiropractic care allows adequate room for your developing baby to grow while restoring function, decreasing discomfort and common structural abnormalities associated with pregnancy.

What to Expect With Prenatal Chiropractic Care

Prenatal chiropractic treatments are fully customized to each patient and her unique conditions. Through gentle spinal corrections and pelvic adjustments, you may experience improvements in discomfort, mobility and physical functioning throughout your pregnancy.

During your initial consultation, you’ll undergo a comprehensive examination, which includes a neurological exam, orthopedic evaluation, muscle imbalance testing, functional range of motion and a thorough health history. You’ll also discuss any current health concerns with your Chiropractic Doctor as well as current daily activities and restrictions. This evaluation allows us to make the most informed decision possible when diagnosing and treating your individual concerns. After we’ve reviewed your information and areas in need of structural correction, we’ll develop a comprehensive treatment plan to progressively correct your spinal and pelvic alignment.

During your treatments, we’ll incorporate specialized techniques, pillows, stretching, massage and range of motion exercises to restore mobility and correct alignment. Prenatal chiropractic care is quite gentle and conservative, so you should never feel discomfort during treatment.

Health Benefits of Prenatal Chiropractic Treatments

Prenatal chiropractic treatments offer a wide variety of health benefits for expectant mothers. If you’re suffering from back and hip pain, limited mobility, sciatica or an overall difficult pregnancy, prenatal chiropractic may offer the following benefits:

Pain Relief and Mobility Improvement
During pregnancy, your body releases specialized chemicals designed to relax ligaments and tendons in preparation for the upcoming birth. Unfortunately, when your ligaments and tendons relax, this phenomenon can further spinal misalignment and postural issues.

Over time, these issues can result in significant discomfort that often leads to loss of mobility. With regular adjustments, we bring the spinal column and pelvis back into a proper and healthier alignment, which effectively reduces dysfunction and pain and improves mobility.

Increased Space for Fetal Development
Through gentle spinal and pelvic adjustments , we may restore pelvic balance, which helps ensure optimal fetal positioning. As we increase space for your babies’ development, you’ll experience better posture and improve your ability to have a successful natural birth.

Improved Comfort Throughout Pregnancy
When your spine is misaligned, the nerves that branch from your spinal column become obstructed. This nerve obstruction may result in secondary pregnancy conditions, including constipation, heartburn, pain and fatigue, among others. As we gradually bring your spine back into proper alignment, we remove the nerve obstructions and interference. Restoration of normal nerve functioning may effectively alleviate many of the common health issues associated with pregnancy.

What Conditions May Benefit from Prenatal Chiropractic Care?

Prenatal chiropractic treatments may help alleviate a wide variety of pregnancy-related conditions and neuromusculoskeletal abnormalities, including:

  • Back pain and tension
  • Sacroiliac and sciatica pain
  • Intrauterine constraint
  • Posture problems
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Premature contractions
  • Breech pregnancy
  • Pelvic misalignment

Frequently Asked Questions

Tension and pain in your hips can make labor more uncomfortable than necessary, but chiropractic care helps address this issue. Because prenatal chiropractic treatments work to balance the pelvis, they can help reduce labor duration and discomfort. Research has demonstrated that prenatal chiropractic care can reduce labor duration by up to 24 percent for your first birth and up to 33 percent for subsequent births.

Prenatal chiropractic treatments are a safe and effective therapy for common pregnancy issues such as tension, discomfort, spinal dysfuntion, poor posture and limited mobility. Unlike conventional treatments that often involve potentially harmful medications, chiropractic care is a safe, conservative and gentle treatment that poses no known risks to your baby.